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U.S.-India Business Council Partners With U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Host U.S.-India Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium in New Delhi

New Delhi, April 10, 2017: U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) in partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host the “U.S.-India Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium: Making Economies Work for Women & Youth” at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on April 14, 2017. The conference aims to bring together stakeholders from the U.S. and Indian business community, civil society stakeholders and governments to discuss issues related to education, skills, entrepreneurship and access to technology with the goal to identify the potential solutions, innovative practices and the best approach concerning Corporate Social Responsibility in India.

Under the overarching theme of Women and Youth Empowerment, the conference is hosting panel discussions on “The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment”; “Models for Success: The Power of Partnerships and Creating Shared Value”; “Building Entrepreneurship” and “Access to Technology and Education”. Talking about the CSR Symposium, Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, USIBC, said, “The objective of hosting the U.S.-India CSR Symposium is to ensure that CSR in India is strategic and sustainable. The conference aims to build a collaborative relationship between NGOs and corporations by providing all relevant stakeholders a platform to talk about their expertise and the challenges they face in building an environment of responsibility and inclusion.”

USIBC is collaborating with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which spearheads a women’s economic empowerment program with symposium supporters including Abbott, Amway and Walmart. According to Shamarukh Mohiuddin, Director of Economic Empowerment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “Social investments are most impactful and sustainable when there is a business case for such investments. Our objective is to discuss how global businesses can create value for themselves while also removing barriers to economic participation for women and youth in India.” Some of the eminent speakers that will attend the event include Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India; Jenny Grieser, Senior Director, Women's Economic Empowerment, Walmart; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Kathy Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Sustainability, Abbott; Gautam Kumra, Managing Director, McKinsey & Co, India; Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Foundation; Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India and; Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank.

Registration is mandatory in order to attend the event. Click here to register.

About U.S.-India Business Council: Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 400 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.

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